quinta-feira, março 04, 2004

Malfeitorias eco-imperialistas

As declarações de Paul K. Driessen ao House Subcommittee on Energy and Natural Resources, podem ser lidas aqui.

No Sumário da transcrição das declarações pode ler-se: "A number of prevalent environmental myths and misguided policies help perpetuate poverty, misery, disease and early death in developing countries. Three glaring examples fall within the subcommittee’s jurisdiction, which includes 'cooperative efforts to encourage, enhance and improve international programs for the protection of the environment and conservation of natural resources.' Indeed, because the lives of so many people are directly affected by these examples, they may be among the most important issues the subcommittee faces."
"In North America the black bear was seen by [Samuel] Hearne swimming for hours with widely open mouth, thus catching, like a whale, insects in the water. Even in so extreme a case as this, if the supply of insects were constant, and if better adapted competitors did not already exist in the country, I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths, till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale."
Darwin, Charles; "The Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection" (On the origin and transitions of organic beings with peculiar habits and structure)